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Ben Jacobson (#47010365)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 4 days
April Anne-Dissinger Bell
Grand Detour Cemetery

Do you know if this cemetery has been fully surveyed? I noticed that you created a few memorials in 2008 that were blank or only had inscriptions or a first name but no pictures. I found a mortality document for a great grandfather (John S. Shook) that shows he died in Pine Creek or Grand Detour in 1880 but I can not find any burial records or anything else. One of his sons is for sure buried there (Samuel J. Shook) but his wife's parents are also there (Winebrenner) Just wondering if he may be there but not on findagrave yet.. Thanks for any info you can give me!

April :)

Added by April Anne-Dissinger Bell on Mar 24, 2017 4:29 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 40262400
Based upon work I have been doing on the Brant and Dull families I believe that the person listed as the spouse of Catharine Brant on Find A Grave Memorial# 40262400 is incorrect.

My research indicates that Catharine (--) Brant is the third wife of John J. Brant. Census records show they had 4 children: Charles W. Brant, Jacob Brant, Minnie Brant and Wolds Brant. I found some additional information on Charles W. Brant, but not on the other children.

Other Family members also located in this cemetery are:

1. John J. Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262398.

2. Elizabeth (--) Weighley, John J. Brant's fifth wife, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262401. Elizabeth was previously married to a P. Weighley and appears to be buried with a son from that marriage.

3. Charles W. Brant, son of John J. and Catherine (--) Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262402.

4. Belinda Brant, I believe is the wife of Charles W. Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262403. She is listed in at least the 1880 census as "Melinda".

5. Ulyses S. Brant, I believe is the son of Charles W. and Belinda/Melinda Brant, Find A Grave Memorial# 40262404

If you would like more details to make a determination regarding changing the spousal information please let me know.

Added by SHL on Mar 18, 2017 2:19 PM

Judy Scudder Hook
Would you please add Robert O. Pearson Find A Grave#31719085 parents. Paul Pearson # 161932701 and Marion # 161933094. Thank You!

Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Feb 18, 2017 9:36 AM

Theresa Byfield
Flagg Center Cemetery
First, I want to thank you for all the work you did on the Flagg Center Cemetery in Ogle County, Illinois. Second, I want to let you know I was at that cemetery September 2016 and my husband and I photographed many a headstone there and I am slowly putting the photos with the information that has been provided. I have many family members out there.

Thanks again for all you are doing.

Theresa Hauser Byfield

Added by Theresa Byfield on Feb 11, 2017 8:05 PM

Shawn Blankenship

I should inform you on my error, Sarah Baker was Married to (Blackhawk), Yes. But not Chief Black Hawk. She was married to his son black Hawk who used the English name Stephen Taylor Jr. His father was also know as Stephen Taylor Sr. But he was the Chief of the Suc and Fox.

I have Jr. dying around 1820. Ailey was born in 1819. Jr's sister died in the same year. Sarah's indian name was "Morning Fawn" and Ailey's was "Running Fawn"
Sarah is the granddaughter of Chief Dragging Canoe.

Added by Shawn Blankenship on Jan 10, 2017 6:54 PM

Susan Renfro Anderson
Irene Catherine Griswold
I have been looking for the grave of her husband Elver Myron Griswold II. I see his mother Bessie Burns Griswold which I have linked to her husband Elver Myron Griswold and her parents.

I am reluctant to add a memorial to their son and Irene Catherine Griswold 's husband, since I am not directly related. Bessie is my grandfather's sister.

Added by Susan Renfro Anderson on Dec 07, 2016 1:26 PM

Please transfer this memorial to me. This is my grandmother 31791399

Added by Rcross on Nov 09, 2016 1:48 PM

Please transfer this memorial to me. This is my grandfather 31791550

Added by Rcross on Nov 09, 2016 1:47 PM

Please transfer this memorial to me. He is my Uncle 31791549

Added by Rcross on Nov 09, 2016 1:46 PM

Linda Jarrells
Hazel M Riseborough White
Please transfer this memorial to me as well.he was my grandmother. Memorial #31412353
Thank you, Linda

Added by Linda Jarrells on Oct 06, 2016 10:10 PM

Linda Jarrells
Earl Roscoe White
Memorial No. 31412352
This is my grandfather. I would appreciate it if you would transfer his memorial to me so that I can add more data as well as created one for my grandmother. Thank you, Linda

Added by Linda Jarrells on Oct 06, 2016 9:05 PM

gravely interested
Minne Busse
I found Minnes obit in the Daily Chronicle from 1915. Be happy to send it to you, I dont have a PDF converter so I could download for Findagrave.

Added by gravely interested on May 21, 2016 10:07 AM

Alex P. Reed
James E. Boumgarden
His mother is not Hattie (Friemuth) Boumgarden. James' biological mother is Hazel Georgetta DeBaufer. She had James and his twin brother "Billy" out of wedlock with James' father Ernest and they were never married. James has an older half-sister Judy, from Hazel's first marriage to Phillip Broach, and Hazel abandoned James and "Billy" after they were born, so Ernest raised James and his twin brother was adopted. Ernest would marry Hattie after this and a daughter, Connery, was born to this union (James' younger half-sister). Hazel herself would marry her second husband Leonard Carner years later and that was her married name until her death in 1988. James would find out in the early 1990s that Hazel was his mother, after locating his maternal aunt, Myrtle Hieronimus, and she told him everything. Hattie also relayed to Cindy, James' wife, that he had a twin brother and James tried to find him until his own death in 1994. James did finally meet Judy, his mother's first child, shortly before his death. Please link James Boumgarden to his biological mother Hazel. I made her memorial and you can find it in my profile.

Added by Alex P. Reed on Apr 25, 2016 1:50 PM

Theresa Byfield
Richard Seeley
Thanks for posting the info on Richard as I had nothing besides birth and death years. Richard was my grandmother,s brother. She was Hallie Isabel (Seeley) Hauser.

Theresa Ann (Hauser) Byfield

Added by Theresa Byfield on Mar 23, 2016 3:09 PM

Jan Summers
Fite George and Peter Rossman
Thank you for updating their memorials. Best regards, Jan

Added by Jan Summers on Mar 07, 2016 12:44 PM

Virginia Duffey
Eliza Cain Memorial #27774434
Thank you for listing this memorial and photo on Find a Grave. I believe this Eliza Cain and her husband, "Unknown Cain" may be my 2x Great Grandmother and Grandfather, Eliza Orton Cain and Justus H Cain. Would it be possible to get high resolution photos of both stones from you? If they are indeed my ancestors, I would appreciate transfer of sponsorships to me; however, I first want to be reasonably sure these are the right ones.

Virginia Duffey
Member #47284109

Added by Virginia Duffey on Feb 25, 2016 12:16 PM

Donald Knoepfel
Daniel Grimes,Flagg Center Cemetery
Hello . I have been searching for several years for the death date of my relative Daniel Grimes. I just found a notice in the Thursday, February 6, 1913 edition of the Morning Star, Rockford, Illinois..BURIED ON TUESDAY . Remains of Daniel Grimes of Rochelle Laid to Rest. FLAGG CENTER Feb. 5. - Daniel Grimes of Rochelle was buried in the FLAGG CENTER CEMETERY Tuesday afternoon.

Perhaps you can add this death information to your memorial. Thanks, Don Knoepfel

Added by Donald Knoepfel on Feb 24, 2016 1:28 PM

Elizabeth Gilchrist

Thank you for the transfer of Elizabeth's memorial. Appreciate all your work at Find A Grave!

Added by MKH on Feb 19, 2016 4:21 PM

Michael Stanley Klimczak
Your bio
I just came across your profile and read your bio, particularly on your work regarding the restoration of Brooklyn Cemetery. Nice job! In fact, there's a very tiny cemetery near my home that I'd like to restore, but I'm unsure as to the process to go about it. Can you tell me how you went about doing it (i.e. getting permission, etc.)? Thank you!


Added by Michael Stanley Klimczak on Feb 07, 2016 10:57 AM

Klaas Bokker 40262232
Hello Ben, I was wondering if you could transfer Klaas Bokker to me. He is my grand uncle. Thank you, Aritha #47970416

Added by abuss on Dec 17, 2015 8:08 PM

Carl Catherman
Alma Miller
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.

Added by Carl Catherman on Nov 05, 2015 1:02 PM

Keith Westman
Memorial #31399908
Hi Ben,
I am doing research on my Brockmeier ancestors and just visited the North Grove Zion church and cemetery today. I see you have a memorial page for Harmon Brockmeier born 1859 & died 1860, with a note "son of D &V". I'm wondering if Harmon is actually a son of Heinrich and Caroline Brockmeier, my maternal 2nd great-grandparents, for whom you have also placed memorials and taken pictures. It seems as though there is an inscription on the side of Heinrich and Caroline's monument but it's not legible. Is that possibly mention of Harmon? Unfortunately, the church no longer has the earliest cemetery records and they start now at 1861. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Keith Westman

Added by Keith Westman on Sep 15, 2015 9:00 PM

Jolene Asche Maxwell
Tobias Asche
Could You tell Me who this young Mans parents are??? I'm doing My family tree and I would like to know that info. Thanks so very much

Added by Jolene Asche Maxwell on Sep 13, 2015 2:57 PM

31403573 Mary C Walker Elwood
Mary was my Great Grandfathers sister. I would love to have the memorial sent to me so I can manage and update her info. Thank you for the work you have done.

Added by familykeeper on Sep 01, 2015 10:50 PM

Judy Scudder Hook
# 31719084. Your site. Would you please add his obit to his site! Thank You!

Added by Judy Scudder Hook on Aug 11, 2015 9:58 AM


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